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Now regarded as a classic, Alistair Cooke's America is an intimate portrait of the nation, and an irresistibly readable guide to what has made this powerful democracy work and survive through the years.

For over sixty years Alistair Cooke wrote and broadcast on every facet of American life with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his 'personal history' of America, the bestselling book that accompanied his legendary television series, with full colour photos alongside the text.

Beginning with the controversial discovery of America, Alistair Cooke writes with engaging wit and wisdom about the explorers who put their new-found land on the map, the pioneers who tamed the Wild West, the soldier who fought for independence and the tycoons who built fortunes. From the Mayflower to the gold rush, the Jazz Age to Pearl Harbor, with portraits of figures as varied as Buffalo Bill, John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King, here is the American story in all its triumphs and failures, grandeurs and tragedies.

'Cooke was the special relationship'
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'Civilized, literate, rational, graceful, humane'
  New York Magazine

Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. The Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and of the BBC series America, Cooke was, however, best known both at home and abroad for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004, far and away the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.

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'This book is as much a monument to a vanishing civilisation as a history ofthe United States.' CONTEMPORARY REVIEW (Feb 03) 'Cooke knows full well thatthe US is no utopia, but is canny enough not to let that spoil the narrative- which is little short of a celebration ... Cooke presents the reader with a feast of erudition which serves only to elevate his reputation' SLN (Scottish Legion News) (Feb/March 03) * * * * 'It is almost thirty years since Alistair Cooke's celebrated America, which acompanied the marvellous TV series. Now comes a new edition, a splendid gift or an opportunity to replace the dog-eared original languishing on the shelf. Cooke's original text stands, for reasons he explains in his preface to this lavish re-issue.' BOOKS MAGAZINE (Dec

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A new, fully updated edition of the award-winning, bestselling classic from one of the world's most respected correspondents.

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